Green Lake (Mount Rainier)


Day Hike - Green Lake (Mount Rainier)

Be amazed as we walk the lush verdant green forest and understory of the Carbon River Rd. We will then head up to Ranger Falls and Green Lake as it melts out from winter snow.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,270 ft
  • Pace: 2-2.5

*REGISTRATION based on first come, recent minimum 7 mile+ hike with Mountaineers.

** Due to recent lower elevation snowfall at 3000', All participants must carry micro-spikes and wear micro-spikes in any icy areas around and above the falls. 

***Trip may be cancelled if snow and conditions worsen.

****Trekking poles highly recommended.

ALL will meet 8:30 am at Wilkeson NO PUBLIC RESTROOM CLOSED DUE to VADALISM  Wilkeson public parking do a short meet/greet, and regroup to carpools if you would like to. Cell coverage is also available here. 

We will then caravan to the Carbon River Entrance where our hike will begin. Please note: hike begins at the end of Carbon River Road approximately 6 miles past the ranger station.

PASS REQUIRED:  Drivers must have a Mt. Rainier Day/Annual Pass or America the Beautiful or Senior Interagency Pass to park at the entrance of Carbon River Road.

***Please note the 2.5 mph pace with gradual elevation gain. It is required you are able to walk 8-9 miles carrying your supplies 10Es, water and 1-2 L water with minimal breaks comfortably.


Green Lake (Mount Rainier)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes (moisture wicking, non-cotton) 
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